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> Istanbul: Old city, new spirit
manzara
post Sep 5 2011, 12:47 AM
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With its Byzantine churches and Ottoman palaces, Istanbul can seem like a timewarp but a new energy is running through it. Lisa Grainger, in Telegraph Online finds 21st-century monuments rising among the minarets, from boutique hotels, rooftop bars and gourmet restaurants to startlingly contemporary museums.

Read more about this fascinating city here.


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post Nov 18 2011, 05:39 AM
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Yes, it certainly is. Living here in Turkey we have been fortunate to visit Istanbul on a number of occasion.

This has allowed us to explore the less well-know sites and districts, all offering different glimpses into this exciting city, well away from the usual tourist areas.


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